[WEBINAR] The New Normal: Dealing with the Reality of an Unsecure World

Ghost Imaging

Definition - What does Ghost Imaging mean?

Ghost imaging is the process of creating data images of the content and configuration of a computer, server or similar device. It is part of the data backup process that enables the creation of replica images or instances of an entire computing device.

Ghost imaging is also known as data imaging, disk imaging or computer imaging.

Techopedia explains Ghost Imaging

Disk/data imaging or backup software are used to perform the ghost imaging process. Any system or disk can be restored by copying its ghost images to the new location. Other than data, such images also can copy and restore system/computer configuration files and preferences.

The ghost imaging term is used primarily in context with Norton Ghost, a disk/data/computer imaging software. It enables the creation of disks/data/computers, or ghost images, of such devices. Such images generally are created in a backup process and stored on backup servers, external or portable storage or backup facilities.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
"Techopedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud
Free Whitepaper: The Path to Hybrid Cloud:
The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting To Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.